As a one time evangelist of Flash it’s interesting to see new tools floating to the surface over the course of the past few months. As browsers become more capable of delivering animation and effects without the need for plug-ins like the Adobe Flash Player I think this market will become increasingly competitive.
I’ve not had a chance to sit down and look at any of these tools in earnest, indeed some of them are not even available to download yet but I thought it would be worth creating a brief list and adding to it as time goes by. For now at least here’s the current crop of HTML5/CSS3 animation tools which I’ve stumbled across:
It will be interesting to see how these applications develop over the coming months and whether any on them particular gain traction with the community as the ‘go to’ tool for online animation, just as Flash did back in it’s glory days. Let me know if you’ve seen a tool that I’ve missed and I’ll add it to the list! :)
Seems there’s been a lot of buzz about this little game on the web, I’ve been a little late to give it a try but now I have, I’m totally addicted. It’s a ‘simple’(?) Flash based game where the objective is to ‘draw’ a course for the ‘Line Rider’ to ride (ahem).
‘Linerider Jumps the Shark’ (above) is perhaps the most incredible demonstration of what someone can acheive with a little patience. My attempts don’t even come close.
It’s not often that you come across Flash based websites which really make the most of this highly interactive medium. More often than not Flash sites exist because it was the easiest way for the developer to produce a consistent result, and one which in reality could have easily been accomplished with just a sprinkling of flash, or even none at all.